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Turn End in partnership with Waddesdon Manor - a tour of Flint House and the Windmill Hill Archives with a private screening of the film Turn End

  • Waddesdon Manor Aylesbury HP18 0JH (map)

Join the Trustees of Turn End Trust and staff from Waddesdon Manor for a private tour of Flint House and the Windmill Hill Archive building, both set in the heart of the Waddesdon Estate.  Meet for coffee at Waddesdon Cricket Pavilion, a Rothschild building also on the Waddesdon Estate.   Join Pippa Shirley, Head of Collections and Gardens for a tour of Flint House, the winner of the 2015 RIBA House of the Year Award and Catherine Taylor, Head Archivist for a tour of Windmill Hill and look at a selection of Archive material.  Enjoy a private screening in the Bawden Room of the film Turn End, a new 45 minute documentary by award-winning film director Murray Grigor and Director of Photography Hamid Shams which tells the story of the creation of the group of three houses and garden by Architect Peter Aldington and how their design reflects the unique features of the old Buckinghamshire village. The tour concludes with a Q&A session with architects Gary Collins and Julian Gitsham, Trustees of Turn End.  Transport included, some walking required. 

Flint House was commissioned by Lord Rothschild and designed by Charlotte Skene Catling of Skene Catling de la Peña. The Rothschild Foundation at Windmill Hill continues the grand tradition of Rothschild architectural patronage in the Vale of Aylesbury. With spectacular views, an old dairy farm has inspired a place to enjoy cutting-edge art and architecture. Designed by Stephen Marshall Architects of London, the building celebrates the conservation and environmental work of the Rothschild Foundation. It also houses the archives of the Waddesdon Rothschilds, and provides a space for public events.

Turn End, a new 45 minute documentary by award winning film director Murray Grigor and director of photography Hamid Shams, tells the story of the creation of the group of three houses and garden (now 50 years old and admired by visitors from around the world) and how their design reflects the unique features of the old English village, Haddenham village.  Filmed through all four seasons, Turn End captures how architect Peter Aldington masterly designed the houses and garden as one, making the garden a natural extension to the house. It goes right to the heart of the controversy of what is desirable housing development in country villages.

£40 (Friends: £30)

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